Doors Open Windsor returns to the city

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Doors Open Windsor returns to the city this year. 

The event, sponsored by the City of Windsor, showcases the city's architecture, culture and heritage from Old Sandwich Town in the west to Olde Walkerville in the east. 

Doors Open Windsor has faced COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for two years, event organizers are eager to open doors to places that are not usually available for public tours. 

Some doors that will be open will be Museum Windsor with several events planned and free admission to the Chimczuk Museum, François Baby House, and Duff-Bâby Mansion for the weekend.

Chimczuk Museum will have two new exhibitions for the community to walk through and the François Baby House will have a new exhibition to highlight the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

Joanne Hoppe, Chair of Doors Open Windsor 2022, says what the event is truly all about.

"Doors Open really is Windsor's story. It's about our heritage that exists in our architecture, our history, our culture, and that's reflected in all the buildings, and all the spaces that are on Doors Open this year."

She says after a rough couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are hoping for a good turn out.

"I think people just want to start interacting again, and going places after having been sort of shut out for two years. So, we're certainly hoping we get a lot of visitors out to our sites."

Hoppe says some of the buildings that will be open to the public, normally have their doors closed.

"It's often we provide access to places, or buildings, that are not normally accessible to the public unless they have business there." 

A complete list of participating sites, tour and programming dates and times and more, can be found on the Doors Open Windsor website.